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Hello

I have a listbox with my own custom DataTemplate. On it, I have several items which are bound to some class.
One of the items is a StackPanel. Now I have a question about this. I have created a Parser which is converting a string (XML) into a Stackpanel, which is containing several, dynamic, elements. Now I want to set, that the Stackpanel on the DataTemplate is this stackpanel.

Usually, I am binding some attribute (e.g. Text) to a class, sometimes using a Converter. But how can I bind a whole StackPanel to a StackPanel, replacing it?

Or what different approach do I have to take?

Thank¨s a lot
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you can use resource dictionary . In WPF/SL, you can dyanmically add resource dictionary to your program and add dynamic reference to any visual object you want.
like you want to create XML, better to create XAML with resource dictionary definitions inside it, and in your program when you want to add this resource dictionary(i guess you want to use it dynamically), you add this resource dictionary by calling mergedictionaries on current resourcedictionary.
every visual object in resource dictionary will have 'Key' attribute, which you can use to reference.
following link somewhat provides info about what I am saying,
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wpfsdk/archive/2007/06/08/defining-and-using-shared-resources-in-a-custom-control-library.aspx 
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by:Ruttensoft
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Hm, I solved it with replacing the Stackpanel on the DataTemplate with a ContentPresenter, and then I am binding the Stackpanel to the Source of the ContentPresenter... That's all...
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ok that is static binding, I was under impression that you want to do it dynamically I mean at runtime. :) all the best. you can close this question as it is already solved.
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